Skip to main content

Before choosing course

Choose semester and course offering

Choose semester and course offering to see information from the correct course syllabus and course offering.

* Retrieved from Course syllabus SG1115 (Spring 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Quantities, units and dimensions, vector algebra and vector geometry. Particle kinematics in Cartesian coordinates, cylinder coordinates and natural components. Inertial systems, forces, free-body diagram and Newton's laws. Work, power, energy, conservative forces, kinetic and potential energy. Movement torque and moment equation. Central force motion. Linear oscillations in one dimension: harmonic, damped and forced.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • read and understand mathematical text applied in the field of mechanics and communicate reasoning and calculations in this field orally and written in such a way that they are easy to follow,
  • identify a concrete mechanical problem, and choose suitable mechanical models based on a problem description,
  • translate the mechanical model into a mathematical model,
  • mathematically treat the problem and critically analyze the significance of the result,

in order to use a physical mindset and communicate this within the framework of engineering science contexts.

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Active participation in the mathematics course in single variable analysis.

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

No information inserted

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • INL1 - Hand-in assignments, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Theory exam, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Problem exam, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted

Examiner

Profile picture Jens Fransson

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SG1115

Offered by

SCI/Mechanics

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

No information inserted